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No charges in 'worship protest' in Nashville; Metro health says local organizer was 'duped'

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 14:36:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Public Health Department says no charges will be filed against the local organizer of a large "worship protest" in Nashville back in October.

Metro Health released a statement Friday, saying they believe the local organizer of the event was “duped” by Sean Feucht, a California religious leader who created the “Let Us Worship Movement.”

The large gathering was held back in October at Public Square Park. At the time, Metro Health said it would investigate the event, which was attended by mostly maskless attendees. MPHD said event organizers did not submit an application for a gathering of its size.

On Friday, the health department released an update, saying charges would not be filed:

“There was a local organizer that contacted us after the event and provided information that we believe showed that he was duped by Mr. Feucht about the event. We investigated and decided the local organizer was not at fault and we chose not to consider action against him.”

The group has held similar events in other cities, including Atlanta and Charleston, South Carolina.

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